Why choose Atwood Solar
There are about 10,000 Utility Scale Solar projects in operation or development in the U.S. Is yours next?
Atwood Solar has years of experience with this scale of project. Our certified experts can help you navigate the process of installing a Utility Scale Solar project with the capacity to power thousands of homes and businesses in your community. If you are a developer, land-owner or project manager looking for a trusted, midwestern partner for this type of work, Atwood Solar is here to deliver.
Utility-scale solar has been generating reliable, clean electricity with a stable fuel price for decades. Developing utility-scale solar power is one of the fastest ways to reduce carbon emissions and put the United States on a path to a clean energy future.
By investing in utility-scale solar, we can continue creating jobs nationwide and diversifying America’s energy portfolio. Utility-scale solar creates jobs across the supply chain, from R&D and engineering to manufacturing and project finance to development and construction.
What distinguishes utility-scale solar from distributed generation is both project size and the fact that the electricity is sold to wholesale utility buyers, not end-use consumers. Utility-scale solar plants provide the benefit of fixed-priced electricity during peak demand periods when electricity from fossil fuels is the most expensive.
Developing utility-scale solar power is one of the fastest ways to reduce carbon emissions and put the United States on a path to a clean energy future.
Many utility-scale solar designs can also include energy storage capacity that provides power when the sun is not shining, and increases grid reliability and resiliency. Utility customers have repeatedly endorsed investments in utility-scale solar plants.
Services and Capabilities
15+ MW Installed
20+ MW Planned
44+ Years Experience
Atwood Solar is a full service electrical contractor in the Midwest specializing in all aspects of solar design & construction.
We invite you to talk to any electrical inspector that has looked at our work, any of our customers, and compare our sites to any other you’ve come across. Feel free to reach out and we’ll put you in touch with some references.
No two plots of land have the same topographies. The experts at Atwood Solar customize and optimize every site layout. No matter what your project looks like for a potential PV installation, our custom design services ensure maximum value in any site condition.
Atwood Solar employs Master Electricians and a Professional Electrical Engineer in house. We also maintain NABCEP accreditation – the gold standard in solar specific training and certification. Your job will be done right the first time.
PV and storage Solutions
A utility-scale solar power plant can utilize several solar technologies – primary photovoltaics (PV) and battery storage. Atwood Solar has a vast catalogue of products to complete your installation with the utmost quality and reliability. We also pride ourselves in offering American-made options for most components.
Atwood Solar manages system design and procurement so EPCs and developers don’t need to work with multiple vendors and distributors. This streamlines delivery and install logistics while guaranteeing on-site component interoperability and reliable project schedules.
Operations & Maintenance
Solar systems last for 25+ years, you want to partner with a company that understands how to maximize and manage the investment, optimize output and ROI, and can help you operate and maintain your system.
Micro Grids are a great solution for neighborhoods that want to work together to control their energy production and environmental impact. Atwood Solar will work with you to plan, design an execute projects of this scale.
Microgrid output is fed directly into a designated set of properties, minimizing the need for utility grid reliance.
A second generation, family-owned business, we take pride in our work.
We have master electricians and a professional engineer on staff. Safety and training are core to our success and is reflected in awards, safety statistics, and customer satisfaction. Whether it’s solar installation, residential or commercial electrical work, or electrical repairs in Iowa, we have trained staff available to meet your electrical needs. We believe in doing things right the first time, and we’ll be here to stand by our work for years to come.
Master Electrician, BICSI Tech
Norm Atwood, PE
We invite you to talk to any electrical inspector that has looked at our work, any of our customers, and compare our sites to any other you’ve come across.
Sure, there are other renewable energy options for schools, farms and businesses in the Midwest. However, solar energy is often the best choice, due to ease of installation, affordability and longevity. Atwood Solar proudly serves the industries below in their quest to save the planet and a lot of money.
Industrial & Public
Places of Worship
“ We searched out many different companies before we made the decision to go with Atwood Electric, Inc. We made that decision based upon how straightforward and honest they were from the very beginning. We were always kept in the loop of what was going on. Once the project was complete they made sure that we were happy with it, and understood how it worked. When we had questions they were always more than happy to answer them throughout the whole process. They were very easy to work with.”
Eschbank Farms -Washington, IA
"Atwood Electric, Inc installed a solar array for us in March 2019. We had compared their proposal with other companies' offers, and Atwood was definitely the best option for us. Once the install was done, we were even more impressed with their crews' professionalism and quality of work. The array is nicely done, the area was neat and tidy when the crews were done, and we've had a good result from the solar addition. We've since had Atwood Electric do other work for us, and have plans to have them back again."
Bayliss Farms, Ottumwa, IA
"Great local company to work with - good communication, reliable quote, wonderful attention to detail, & dependable! Would highly recommend Atwood Electric!"
Double T Harper, IA
"I found Atwood Electric's staff highly professional and extremely helpful as we install our solar panels for our High School, Day Care and Bus Barn. They went above and beyond to make sure the operation of our school was not interrupted and made sure all safety measures were in place during construction. They were very helpful from our initial conversations regarding solar power to the completed installation. We are planning on having them involved when we start on our solar project for the remaining buildings on our campus. Great Job."
Dave Harper, Packwood, IA